Lagos — The Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT) has declared its intention to hold a three-day seminar, underscoring the importance of science laboratory technology to Nigerian oil and gas industry.
Dr. Ighodalo Ijagbone, the NISLT Registrar/Director General disclosed this while addressing journalists on the forthcoming conference slated for Calabar, Cross River State.
Ijagbone said against the backdrop of erroneous impression that SLT knowledge is only relevant to the medical field, the institute has deemed it fit to enlighten the public that the SLT knowledge cuts across every sectors including the oil and gas industry.
"Science is the foundation of every economy. Technology is a product of science. It is only through laboratories that technology can thrive.
Therefore, it would be an erroneous impression for anyone to question the relevance of SLT to the oil industry. It would surprise you to know that the highest consumers of SLT products are the oil companies.
Many of the oil companies also have their laboratories and they also make sure that they pay adequate attention to quality assurance," Ijagbone said.
The registrar said the theme for this year National Conference/Scientific Workshop is "Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) and development of Oil and gas sector in Nigeria: prospects and challenges".